|Delmon Young hit|
three homers in the
ALDS. He hit four
for the Twins before
he was traded to
Detroit in August.
The Tigers left Delmon Young off the second round roster because of his strained oblique. But then Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle — rebroke it, actually — and the Tigers exercised their option to replace Mags in mid series (which takes him out for the World Series, which is pretty obvious anyway.)
And they replaced him with ... Delmon Young.
I can't think of anybody who played effectively with a troubled oblique. Such injuries usually take weeks of rest. Young has had about four days.
Options were clearly scarce for the Tigers.